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Mass same-sex wedding planned in Buckhead

CHICAGO (AP) - Celebrity chef Art Smith of Chicago was planning to throw a massive wedding ceremony Sunday in Atlanta. He says it will become a celebration of the Supreme Court's historic ruling.

Smith says the court's decision Friday means America "truly is the land of the free."

Smith's "101 Gay Weddings" event will be at the Intercontinental Hotel in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. He held a similar event in February in Miami Beach.

Smith married his husband, Jesus Salgueiro (Sahl-GAIR'-ee-oh), on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. A Chicago resident, Smith is known as Oprah Winfrey's chef and owner of the Chicago restaurant Table 52.

Fear and frustration in Buckhead after four home invasions

ATLANTA-- Katy Romano and her daughter Sophia know all about the recent home invasions in Buckhead. It has dominated many of the conversations of residents around the area, especially given that the suspects are still at large and increasingly brazen.

"There a mix of emotions. Fear. Frustration. Anger. Its frightening.", said Katy Romano.

Police admit the incidents are all similar: two armed men violently break into homes with entire families inside.


"To know they're willing to terrorize not just adults but children is really scary," said Sophia Romano.

Atlanta police investigating latest Buckhead home invasion

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are investigating the latest in a string of brazen home invasions. Early Sunday morning, two suspects robbed a couple at their home on Blackland Rd. in Buckhead.

According to police, one of the victims was in his garage when the criminals hit, forcing him inside at gunpoint and awakening his sleeping girlfriend.

"These two individuals snuck up on him, took him in the house, awakened his girlfriend, threw them in a closet, threatened their lives while they ransacked the house," said Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon.

Police said at least one of the victims was assaulted; both were left in the closet and told to count to 300 before coming out.

Are Buckhead, Roswell home invasions related?

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police say they're working with Roswell investigators to figure out if the same gunmen suspected in two Buckhead home invasions are also responsible for a strikingly similar incident in Roswell.

There are at least three cases now where the victims in upscale neighborhoods were robbed at gunpoint and forced to drive to an ATM. Atlanta police say the same brazen thieves may have started in Atlanta, then moved on to Roswell.

Tyler Perry's Atlanta mansion hits the market


ATLANTA -- Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry's home has officially hit the market.

The 34,688 square foot, 17 acre mansion comes with a price tag of a cool $25 million.

With access to the Chattahoochee River, the amenities of the home include a resort-style infinity swimming pool, lighted tennis court and an underground ballroom.

The mansion also includes seven bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms

The estate includes its own generator, guard house and Presidential-level security to help the future owner's peace of mind owning such a gigantic property.

Theft investigation at Arthur Blank's mansion

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The Atlanta Police Department is currently investigating a reported theft that occurred at the Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blank's mansion.

Monday evening the police was called to West Paces Ferry Road Northeast residence in regards to a possible theft that included multiple items.

According to the police report, three Apple iPads worth approximately $2,500 a piece, and two Rolex watches worth approximately $56,000 to $120,000 a piece were reported missing from the home.

The caller, Debra Fay Copeland stated that the iPads were last seen at the residence Sunday evening when one of the kids in the home went to look for one of the iPads and could not find it.

Police: Buckhead home invasions may be related


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating the possibility that two recent Buckhead home invasions are related.

The first break-in happened Jan. 31 at a house on Paces Ridge Road. The second occurred May 25 in the 3700 block of Paces Ridge Road, near Mount Paran Road.

In both instances, gunmen forced the homeowners to take cash out of an ATM, then stole jewelry and other valuables.